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>I am dismayed at the defense of nationalistic and puffed up reporting
>that was given in responses to Ozalp's comments. From this I take it
>that Americans can't face reality and that the kind of reporting we
>heard during the Olympic road race on Armstrong's expected ***
>is preferred. We have heard all too long from our leaders that we are
>the "superpower". The reporting of the war with Iraq was great
>propaganda feed gobbled up by the US public while CNN was branded a
>traitor for reporting the facts. As our president said, it reassured
>the nation of its strength of purpose and righteousness.
admittedly important to us all, but just a sport. If reading racing
reports centering on the premier U.S. pro team indicates xenophobic
tendencies, I guess anyone who subscribes to a newspaper or watches
sports on the evening news is one of the "selfish myopic" masses.
Somehow, I don't think I'm overly factious if I pull for the "home
team", or get a little more e***d if Andy Hampsten rather than
Miguel takes a mountain stage in the tour de jour. I think I share
this "xenophobia" with most European fans.
>that is pervasive around the world today. It is a selfish myopic
>perspective. Excusing such reporting as better than nothing is
>acquiescence in elitist propaganda.
releases were written for dissemination within Motorola, and at least
as many suggestions about how to add the reports to your kill file.
But I for one can't get enough reporting on the net, and will in fact
rely on it after my upcoming relocation to Beijing. I would lke to
see reports from other "biased" sources as well, and I promise I will
read them (even if they kick the MCT's butt);->
Maybe if HP had a team...... ;->